Colombian Finca Las Brisas
Colombian Finca Las Brisas Filter Roast
You may have noticed the distinct lack of Colombian coffees in our offering this year. I have tasted a few of other people’s which have been good, but there is something that we are trying to do on a small scale, that isn’t worthy of headlines right now.
Owner: Oscar Javier Martinez
Farm: Finca Las Brisas
Farm Size: 18 hectares
Coffee production: 12 hectares.
Area: Jesus Maria Oviedo- Ataco Tolima
Altitude: 1603 Meters above sea level
Varietals: Colombia F8, Bourbon (pink and yellow), Castillo, Geisha, popayo and Tabi!
Cup Profile 🥣
|Aromatics: Caramel, sweet and fruity| Body: Creamy| Acidity: Apple, citrus
When hot, this is creamy with a comforting apple-like sweetness. Deep, rich fruit sugars follow with a citrus finish. On cooling the fruit sugars soften and point towards melon, but don’t quite go far enough. In the next stage there are white fruit sugars, panela, and that persistent finish, making this a brew of character.
Based on 65g per litre. We found that there was much more sweetness and body when we increased the dose from 55 to 65g per litre. It was quite a long wait (in cooling) to get to the “sweet spot” when using less coffee.
This 20-bag lot is a lovely example of high-quality production from a small farm. Oscar has earned his place in the Glyphosate-free register. This is becoming a big thing in the developed world as the threat of chemicals passing into our bodies through food is no new problem.
This coffee has been double fermented in tanks for approximately 24 hours (each time). Due to high humidity and to protect the coffee harvest, Oscar uses Casa Elba, which is an open-top drying space that can have a cover to protect from rain, as well as a parabolic drying area, which is like a poly-tunnel.
Do you want to try the espresso version? Well, you’re in luck as it’s here
As always, feel free to share your brews with us at JGCinstagram